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The '''General Education Board''' was a philanthropy which was used primarily to support higher education and medical schools in the United States, and to help rural white and black schools in the Southern United States|South, as well as modernize agriculture|farming practices in the South. It helped eradicate hookworm and created the county agent system in American agriculture, linking research as state agricultural experiment stations with actual practices in the field. The Board was created by John D. Rockefeller and Frederick T. Gates in 1902. Rockefeller gave it $180 million. Its head Frederick Gates envisioned "The Country School of To-Morrow," wherein "young and old will be taught in practicable ways how to make rural life beautiful, intelligent, fruitful, recreative, healthful, and joyous."Frederick T. Gates. "The Country School Of To-Morrow," ''Occasional Papers,'' No. 1 (1913)...
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